Barbara Wanjala, Kenya

Barbara Wanjala, Kenya

Her story “A Woman’s Smile” about LGBTI rights activism in Senegal appears in Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction and her article “The Salt Miners of Lac Rose” was shortlisted for the 2015 Haller Prize for Development Journalism.
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Barbara Wanjala is a Kenyan writer based in Nairobi. Her story “A Woman’s Smile” about LGBTI rights activism in Senegal appears in Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, an anthology of illuminating African narratives for readers both inside and outside the continent (Dundurn, 2016). Her article “The Salt Miners of Lac Rose” about the impact of climate change on migrant workers in Senegal was shortlisted for the 2015 Haller Prize for Development Journalism. She was awarded an Investigative Journalism Fellowship with Africa Uncensored in 2016 and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism in 2017.

 

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